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Holy Motors (2012)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama  |  4 July 2012 (France)
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From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the shadowy life of a mystic man named Monsieur Oscar.

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Mr. Oscar / Le Banquier / La Mendiante / L'O.S de la Motion Capture / M. Merde / Le Père / L'Accordéoniste / Le Tueur / Le Tué / Le Mourant / L'Homme au Foyer
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Céline (as Édith Scob)
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Kay M
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Eva Grace (Jean)
Elise Lhomeau ...
Léa (Élise)
Jeanne Disson ...
Angèle
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L'Homme à la tache de vin
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Le Dormeur / Voix Limousine (as LC)
Nastya Golubeva Carax ...
Reda Oumouzoune ...
L'Acrobate Mocap
Zlata ...
La Cyber-Femme
Geoffrey Carey ...
Le Photographe / Voix Limousine
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L'assistante photographe
Elise Caron
Corinne Yam
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From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the shadowy life of a mystic man named Monsieur Oscar.

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Edith Scob, who plays chauffeur Céline, starred in the French horror classic Eyes Without a Face (1960), by director Georges Franju. Franju's cinema is the object of several homages throughout 'Holy Motors'. The mask that Céline puts on by the end of the film is a direct reference to 'Les yeux sans visage'. See more »

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Mr. Oscar: I have a plan to go mad.
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Lyrics by Leos Carax and Neil Hannon
Music by Neil Hannon
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Great acting, weak plot and conflict.
3 December 2012 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Denis Lavant is impressive in the film, great acting. Cinematography was amazing as well, but these to factors weren't enough to keep my attention or admiration. The problem with film was the over all lack of a story or meaning. I was engaged for the first 30 minutes, but as the movie continued I started to realize that maybe there wasn't a plot, just a guy in limousine playing different characters. The lack of any kind of element to tie the random events together some how never came. After an hour into the film all I could think was I hope it ends soon. When the ending came well not much I can say, the film fizzles out, no climax. I have no idea way so many people praise the film.

The movie board me and I'm no stranger to foreign or independent films.


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